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Blowers Doubles His Homer Output

Third baseman Mike Blowers walked up to Manager Tom Lasorda after hitting a two-run homer that started the Dodgers’ 10-3 rout over the New York Mets and told him:

“I told you so.”

“Well, actually,” Lasorda said, “he said, ‘I told you I’d hit another home run for you this season. Maybe I’ll even hit another.’ ”

Blowers, who began Friday’s game with only one homer and 16 RBIs, slammed a two-run homer off the right-field facade at Shea Stadium. It continued his onslaught on this trip, in which he is 10 for 24 (.417) with six RBIs in the last seven games.

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“That means the grind is starting to pay off,” Blowers said, who is batting a season-high .246. “My confidence is pretty good now. I’m just starting to believe in myself.

“As bad as things were at the beginning of the season, I believed I’d have good times too.”

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Lasorda, who will have a microphone on him during today’s premier Saturday Game of the Week on Fox, said he is fully prepared to make the necessary precautions.

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“They won’t hear any profanity out of me,” Lasorda said.


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